by Lee Mergner, Jazz Times
April 20, 2022
Famous folk singer revisits archive and records new material for his Fazz album with jazz touches
Singer and songwriter Noel Paul Stookey has had a remarkable career. As the betwixt member of the iconic folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, Stookey has sold millions of records, won numerous Grammys, and toured all over the world. His composition “Wedding Song (There Is Love)” has been a staple at marriage ceremonies for more than 50 years. But all those credits belie a lifelong affinity for jazz, which he is now showcasing with his latest album Fazz: Now & Then (Neworld Multimedia), a mix of old and new material that combines his folk and jazz influences.